The College of Engineering’s Kessler Fellows program is now open to all junior STEM majors and is under new leadership. Read more about Expanded Kessler Fellows program welcomes new cohort
Kessler Fellows Program
Donate to the Kessler Fellows program as part of Cornell Giving Day on March 11, 2021.
Your support will give more students the opportunity to complete this program and cover more of their necessary expenses to travel and participate in their life-changing, hands-on internships.
Engaging Entrepreneurial Spirit
Kessler Fellows is an entrepreneurship program rooted in the College of Engineering. The program is open to all juniors at Cornell University that have a strong interest in entrepreneurship. Students will engage in a semester-long immersion aimed to help them cultivate their entrepreneurial readiness before their summer experience with a startup.
Eligibility and Selection
Any junior at Cornell University with an interest in entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply.
Through the generosity of Andrew J. Kessler '80 EE, Fellows receive a weekly stipend during their summer internship and travel costs will be covered.
The program involves a one-credit course during the spring semester, one-on-one time with an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, and a presentation at the conclusion of their summer experience.
Georgia working at her fellowship
“ Academics are important. I wanted to get out there and do real things. Getting involved with start-ups is not the typical route, but it was what I needed to do."
-Georgia Crowther, Kessler Fellow